Hoping someone can shed some light on where I am going wrong here.
I am trying to control VST Instruments from external MIDI hardware and I can’t seem to get the instruments to respond to different MIDI channels - no matter what MIDI channel I have the hardware set to, when I send data to a VST instrument it plays, regardless of what MIDI channel I set the instrument on.
I have tried using VST Instrument tracks and VST Racks with associated MIDI tracks.
For example, using a Launchkey Mini, the pads send on channel 10 and the keys on channel 1. If I open Groove Agent SE, load a kit, set the channel to 10, it responds to both the pads and the keys. If I then try sending MIDI data from an external synth, it doesn’t matter what how I set up the channels on either the tracks or the hardware, the VST Instrument sounds. There must be a simple way to set the VST Instruments to respond only to specific channels. As it is at the moment, once I select a given MIDI input, any MIDI note data on any channel sounds the VST.
I have confirmed with MIDI tracks set up for external instruments that I can control drums and synths individually and simultaneously with the Launchkey pads and keys on independent MIDI channels.
I have switched off ‘All MIDI Channels’ for all my MIDI input sources in Device Settings and been through the manual etc.
Is anyone able to point me in the right direction?